Well! The forecast was correct: rain all day. At least there was a light breeze. The rain didn’t stop and rivalled our recent experience on Coldingham. By the time everyone got in at 7 o’clock, most people where soaked through except Dougie Skedd who’s two pairs of waterproof trousers worked, and Trevor, who’s jazzy blue outfit proved itself waterproof. The fishing was actually not bad and all boats had a decent day.
John and Callum Robertson had 5 each, all at Sam’s Point, on a mixture of foam-bodied Daddy and Pearl Thorax Diawl Bachs, with the best being a very nice fish of three and a half pounds.
Dougie Skedd and Peter Fionda used a washing line set-up at the cages and the Rookery for the best boat of the day, with 15 fish to Cormorants, boobies and an assortment of other patterns.
Trevor Gibson and Gary Heseltine had 4 to the boat with Trevor hooking 3 fish at one point before being smashed!
Keith Logan on his own had 7 fish, mainly on a Cat’s Whisker Booby variant at Dog Isle and Stable Point.
Bob Whyte and Stephen Kilpatrick fished most of the day at the Heronry where they managed 11 to the boat, on a variety of patterns. A few fell to the booby, plus black spiders and green holo Diawl Bachs. Steve also caught a 4lb pike and a few perch. At one point in the day, Steve hooked a fish that disappeared under the front of the boat… and then his line was suddenly broken. Suspicion was that a large pike took the trout.
All in all, despite the weather, not a bad day. the Club caught 47 fish, of which 42 were returned.